Professor Anita Nolan
Professor of Oral Medicine and the Head of Oral Health Department, Faculty of Health and Environmental Sciences
In her inaugural professorial address, Professor Nolan will explore how clinical signs in the oral cavity can identify disease elsewhere in the body. She will discuss how these oral signs may even predict future diseases and give an indication of their likely pattern and severity.
She will consider saliva and how the lack of saliva can be detrimental to oral health and how the effects can be far-reaching and impact negatively on peoples’ lives. Finally, Professor Nolan will review the “lost opportunity” of successfully managing oral cancer due to late diagnosis.
Anita completed her specialist training in Oral Medicine at the Eastman Dental Institute, London, having previously qualified in medicine and dentistry in Ireland and as a Fellow of the Faculty of Dentistry, RCSI. She obtained a Doctorate in Medicine (MD) by research and a Masters degree in Medical Law. Anita undertook national (UK) roles in curriculum development on behalf of the General Dental Council (GDC) and in quality assurance of clinical education and assessment of postgraduate specialist training in Dental Specialties. She was appointed to the Fitness to Practice Panel of the GDC (UK) in 2007 and was appointed as the Dental Advisor to the Home Office, UK Government, in 2009, as a member of Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs. Her current research projects are an investigation of Crohn’s susceptibility genes in Orofacial Granulomatosis and the oral implications of connective tissue diseases and vitamin D.
4.30pm - 5.30pm
WA Building Conference Centre
Level 2, WA Building
55 Wellesley Street East
Refreshments will be served after the address
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